Women's Literature:    Directed Study

Texts (a brainstormed list of possibilities to be narrowed down later)

Woman Warrior:  Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

Emma, Jane Austen

Jane Eyre , Charlotte Bronte

In Search of our Mother's Gardens, Alice Walker

Three Lives, Gertrude Stein

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

The Awakening, Kate Chopin

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez

Memoirs of a Beatnik, Diane DiPrima

Quicksand and Passing, Nella Larson

The Red Tent, Anita Diamont

White Oleander, Janet Fitch

Black and Blue, Anna Quindlen

The Power of Sympathy, Catharine Maria Sedgwick or Carla Mulford

The Coquette, Hannah Webster Foster

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The Piano (film)

'night Mother, Marsha Norman (film)

"I Stand Here Ironing," Tillie Olsen

"The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Selection from The Feminine Mystique, Bette Frieden

Selected essay(s) by Gloria Steinem

Poetry:  Sharon Olds, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy, Sylvia Plath

Other works by Flannery O'Connor, Willa Cather, Eudora Welty, Doris Lessing